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it's thursday, january 7th and coming up on "early today," powerball is now a whopping $675 million and growing after no one had all of wednesday's winning numbers. vice president biden reveals a major regret of his career. have you seen this woman? the fbi joins the hunt for the female jewelry thief who has stolen millions. plus more reaction from the white house and round the world on north korea's nuclear test. china's tanking stock market is having a huge impact at home. and inspiring king james to new new heights. "early today" starts right now. and good morning everyone. thanks for being with us. no jackpot winner.
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450$450 million powerball winner. no one matched all six numbers. with the powerball 17 in the sixth largest jackpot prize ever offered in north america. it will now roll over to an estimated $625 million and growing. it will be the largest lottery jackpot in u.s. history. so, if you don't see me on monday, probably just because i have a dentist appointment and not because i won. chances are slim. your luck may not be any better if you're invested in stocks. trading was halted after shares plunged more than 7% and did not reopen. this marks the second time this week as stocks fell to three month lows. the drop is mostly due to the chinese central bank's decision to keep the money low.
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on fear that the yen may rapidly decrease even more. after hours trading on u.s. markets are down sharply. the dow is down ruffleoughly 1 1/2%. right now another el nino storm burying roadways with flood water and mud. the rain is much needed in the rain panchrched west. >> reporter: in southern california heavy rain turned freeways into waterways. cars and trucks navigated i-5. more than 19 million californias face the threat of severe weather. near san diego a woman had to be rescued from her car while one travelled by paddle board. 911 has been swamped. >> we're inundated. >> reporter: in other
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hills have started to erode and threaten homes. >> we worry but we've dubone a lot of preparation. >> reporter: further inland, winds were strong enough to blow back windows and peal back roofs. >> there was a big thump and then we heard moving around. >> reporter: in northern california, snow. drivers have been warned to be careful and prepared. >> make sure you a full tank of gas, extra blankets, extra food. you never know. >> reporter: all of this weather blamed on el nino. the warm water has whipped up a steady storms from west to east. forecasters say there may not be a break in the water until friday and another storm system could arrive this weekend. for the first time after dozens of unsuccessful attempts, congress has sent an obaba
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the president has already made clear he'll veto but is this still a victory for republicans? >> reporter: this is something they've been trying to do for years. dozens of time the house has voted. what made the difference this time is that the senate went along. listen to what house speaker paul ryan had to say about why they're claiming this as a victory. >> reporter: >> we are confronting the president with the hard, honest truth, obama care doesn't work. the people deserve a truly patient centered health care system and ultimately this is going to require a republican president. >> reporter: and that's why ultimately this is a very political issue. there is a certain veto where the president will veto. and it comes back to capital hill where neither the house or
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so, what is the point a lot of democrats argued and where do we go from here? by the end of the year, republicans have promised to unveil a new health plan but it's unlikely it will get a vote before president obama is out of office. >> tracie, , ank you. thebirther issue is back. ted cruz is defending himself about whether he's actually eligible to run for president. he was born in calgary in canada but his mom was an american citizen, making kroousze cruz one too. trtrrm has trump has used the birther argument before. and they call it ironic that gop voters could eventually nominate cruz and senator john mccain has doubts and he was born in a u.s. territory in panama.
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militata base. that's different from being born on foreign soil. so, i think there is a question. i'm not a constitutional scholar on that but i think it's worth looking into p. i don't think it's illegitimate to look into it. >> republican rhetoric was a big part of the dinner hosts by harry read. >> you cannot make our country great by tearing our people down. >> there is one democrat who wishes he were up on that stage, vice president joe biden talking to our nbc affiliate in krk connecticut. >> sure, i regret it every day but it was the right decision for my family and for me and i plan on staying deeply involved. we have two good candidates.
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one week from tonight. there are rising doubts about north korea's claim to have detonated a hydrogen bomb. most experts say the explosion felt simply wasn't large enough for it to have been a hydrogen bomb explosion. early estimates it put it as a few kilo tons. compared to this in 1952 which hah 10.4 mega tons of power or about a thousand times more powerful. some are saying that they actually detonated a bomb enhanced with a small amount of hydrogen bomb and could lead it to call it a test of a hydrogen bomb. north korea is the only country to have tested a nuclear bomb since 1988. and he said it destabilizes the security in the region.
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the owners of the popular food chain showed that the california grand jury called for a subpoena for information on the virus that infected customers. the investigation is the first related to food born illness at the chain that saw an e.coli outbreak across 10 states last fall and another outbreak in boston college in december. they said they would offer full cooperation. the december sales fell 30% and stock dropped to a two year low. authorities are hunting for a brazen thief who is shocking investigators. the wiemoman has been robbing jewelry stores, mostly at outlet malls, for the past 9 months. e doesn't bother wearing a mask or disguise.
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worth $4 million across six stores across georgia, carolina, tennessee, and north carolina. stores throughout the south are on alert armed with a police description and now offering $10,000 for her capture. all right. nbc meteorologist bill karins is here. >> the mud flow and debris flow is too much rain too fast and it keeps happening every day. they have a weaker storm saturday and then another one on monday and then on wednesday. the worst of it is over with. we still have heavy down pours. and you get up in the mountains and hills outside of l.a. and you have possibility of thunderstorms this morning. we don't do have anyone in any
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the flash flood watches will continue and then they should be discontinued as the storm moves into arizona and colorado. heavy storms expected near the border of new mexico and arizona. and then lighter snow from nebraska tonight into areas of minnesota and even northern wisconsin is going to get a nice little coating of snow. the rest of the forecast, rainy weather all the way down near new orleans back to batten rouge and even around houston. now a closer look at the day ahead. well, much of texas will be clearing out today after rain yesterday and all that rainy weather will be in the northern gulf. further to the north, the cold air is holding on long enough for winter precip. all the east have dealt with the keld cold too.
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the bucks ranked in the top 10 in total offense and defense for their first time. new orleans head coach, sean peyton says he's not interested in coaching anywhere else. he says he can't invisions coaching anywhere else and hopes to finish his career in new orleans. just ahead, janet jackson reveals very personal news about her health. plus, the stars were out at the people's choice awards last night. winners, losers and a few controversial moments of course.rse. medicare part d prescriptions, walgreens says, carpe med diem. seize the day to get more out of life and medicare part d. just switch to walgreens for savings that'll be the highlight of your day. now preview the cost of your copay before you fill. you can even get one-dollar copays on select plans.
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and now for some entertainment news this morning. janet jackson dispelled rumors that she has cancer. she canceled several concert dates due to illness. last night's people choice awards honored several class acts from ellen degeneres to sandra bulk but the day time show "the view" had to share the stage with some honored guests. >> we're like a motley crew. >> shout out to jump man, yes, sir. >> you ain't going to pull no steve harvey up in here. no, sir.
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>> she wasn't having that. "50 shades of grey" actor dakota johnson had a bit of drama on her own with a dress malfunction. >> lesley just broke my dress. okay. well, it's not like anybody here hasn't already seen my boobs. >> those are some skinny spaghetti straps holding that dress up too. >> something was bound to happen but we've seen worse. have you seen it? >> i have not. >> all right. well, there's still time, bill. all right everybody. thanks for watching. i'm shannon mulaire and this is "early today." phil! oh no... (under his breath) hey man! hey peter. (unenthusiastic) ha ha ha! joanne? is that you? it's me... you don't look a day over 70. am i right? jingle jingle. if you're peter pan, you stay young forever. it's what you do. if you want to save fifteen percent or more
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leading the news in the l.a. times, dakota mier files for joint custody of bristol palin's baby. former fiance is seeking joint custody. the couple abruptly called off their may nuptials one week before the wedding. and california issues more than 600,000 driver's liepscenses to immigrants. they must pass written and driving tests and prove california residency. the law is a safety measure since many immigrants are driving without training, testing or insurance. california governor jerry brown declared a state of emergency yesterday. a massive gas leak displaced thousands of people in the porto
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it left people with nose bleeds and other symptoms. also in los angeles, the county district attorney's office has declined to file charges against bill cosby related to sexual assault allegations. one of the cases involved model who accused him of drugging and rapebing rapeing her at the play boy mansion. three minnesota brothers take advantage of the snow every year. they built a giant snow octopus in their yard. they started just before thanksgiving, putting in about 400 hours of work. that's actually pretty impressive. >> where did they get that much of snow from? >> they borrowed it from their neighbors and i'm sure they're okay with that. can you guess how old this bottle of beer is?
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year old beer. they took the hopper opportunity to taste it. they said it was okay. the markings on the bottle suggest it was made between 1872 and 1890. >> you gave it the hop. >> they told us to move on because your joke was so bad but i said hops to begin with. noaaw a look ahead. the u.s. weather year in review. climate experts will discuss a number of extreme u.s. weather events that caused losses up to
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